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iPres 2012 Call for Contributions

iPRES, the main international conference on digital preservation, is calling for proposals for original full and short papers, panels, workshops, posters and demonstrations. iPRES 2012 will be held at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada from 1 October to 5 October.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Domain-specific Challenges (Cultural Heritage, Technical and Scientific Processes and Data, Engineering Models and Simulation, Medical Records, Corporate Processes and Recordkeeping, Web Archiving, Personal Archiving, e-Procurement)
  • Systems Life-cycle (Requirements, Modeling, Design, Development, Deployment and Maintenance)
  • Trusted Repositories and Governance (Risk Analysis, Planning, Audit and Certification, Information/Data Quality, Business Models, Cost Estimation)
  • Case Studies and Best Practices (Processes, Metadata, Systems, Services, Infrastructures)
  • Innovation in Digital Preservation (Novel Challenges and Scenarios, Innovative Approaches, Preservation at Scale)
  • Added-value of Digital Preservation (Benefits Analysis, Emerging Exploitation Scenarios, Long-Tail of Digital Repositories and Archives, Designated Communities)
  • Training and Education
  • Theory of Digital Preservation (Interdisciplinary Modeling, Representation Concepts, Incentive Structures)

Call for Papers

PRES 2012 invites submissions of full and short papers reporting on novel and previously unpublished
work. Full papers report innovative research work, while short papers present new relevant challenges and
work in progress. All papers will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 members of the scientific Program
Committee. The accepted papers will be published in the iPRES2012 proceedings (in digital).

Call for Posters and Demonstrations

Submissions are encouraged for a special session for posters that report on emerging issues or work in
progress, and also for demonstrations of innovative systems and solutions.

All contributions will be peer-reviewed. Accepted short-papers, posters and demos will be published in the
iPRES2012 proceedings.

The conference website is

Previous iPRES Conferences:

Instructions for Submissions

Proposals for full papers (8 pages), short papers (4 pages), and for posters or demonstrations (2 pages)
must be submitted to the electronic submission system according to the conference's template:

Submission system:

Paper's template:

Key Dates

15 May 2012 – Workshop proposals and full papers due
15 June 2012- Short papers, posters and demonstrations proposals due
15 June 2012 - Tutorial and panel proposals due
28 June 2012 - Acceptance notification for all proposals
21 August 2012 - Camera-ready papers due
1-5 October 2012 - iPRES 2012 Conference

Seamus Ross and Kevin Ashley, Conference Co-Chairs; Reagan Moore, Program Committee Chair

Inquiries should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Twitter: @ipres2012